Bath - The richness of artistic abilities and talents from Ohio will be showcased Aug. 31 at the 4th Annual Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival at Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
More than 100 vendors with Ohio-made, Ohio-grown, and Ohio-produced arts, crafts, and foods will be in tents throughout the grounds. The annual celebration of the arts and history of Northeast Ohio will be Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Due to bridge construction, see the website for driving instructions and a map.
The Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival is an outdoor event featuring Ohio artists and craftspeople, as well as local restaurants, all nestled in the history and idyllic scenery of Hale Farm & Village and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Attendance has climbed to 1,500 - 2,500 visitors. Admission to Hale Farm & Village is typically $10/adult. The specially discounted $5 admission fee for this event includes admission to the Festival as well the entire museum.
"The $5 discounted admission is a great value," said Kelly Falcone, Senior Vice President of Interpretation and COO (WRHS). "It allows you to plan on this event as Labor Day weekend tradition. It truly is a family-friendly day that can accommodate as many guests as you want to bring--at a great price. We have 90 acres at Hale Farm & Village. There is plenty of room to visit the artists, take a stroll, enjoy the farm animals and gardens, and relax with refreshments from our vendors. Join us for the Made in Ohio Art and Craft Festival and post your favorite photos on our Facebook page. We'd love to see what you enjoyed most about the festival."
Vendors include jewelry artists, potters, carvers, glass artists, soap and lotions makers, quilters, painters and a variety of craft artists. Musical entertainment and food vendors will be available. Beer and wine may be purchased by adults.
Renee Flynn, independent artist, event founder and coordinator, said, "It's exciting to promote Ohio artists and craftspeople. The talent coming from Ohio is amazing. Hale Farm & Village is a great venue to highlight their creations."
For more information on the Made in Ohio Festival, please visit the WRHS website or the Made in Ohio website and Facebook page.